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Matt Curtin Discusses Life Online With Students

Participating in a reading program at The Wellington School, students there read Jeffery Deaver's The Blue Nowhere. In the novel, hacker Wyatt Gillette is enlisted to help the Computer Crimes Unit of the California State Police nail a cracker called Phate, who lures victims to their deaths by infiltrating their computers.

On September 6, 2002, Interhack founder Matt Curtin will visit The Wellington School and discuss the reality and fiction of life in cyberspace, "the blue nowhere," as it's called in the novel.

A computer security author, researcher, lecturer, and practitioner, Matt is intimately familiar with the potential of cyberspace. He provides technical leadership and direction at Interhack, a firm often enlisted to keep crackers at bay. Some highlights of his work include the book Developing Trust: Online Privacy and Security, design and implementation of numerous secure Internet sites, and the defeat of the U.S. Government's then-standard for data encryption, DES.

About The Wellington School

The Wellington School is an independent, coeducational, Pre-K through 12, college preparatory day school dedicated to preparing citizens who achieve, lead, and find fulfillment in a global community.

About Interhack

Interhack is a research, development, and consulting firm specializing in the security, privacy, and reliability of data online. Based in Columbus, Ohio, and with clients all over North America, Interhack is the firm companies turn to when they're serious about security.

 

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